Russian ballet dancer, principal dancer at the Mariinsky Theatre (joined the troupe in 1995, and was granted the soloist status in 1996). In 2010, she founded the Diana Vishneva Foundation for the Coordinated Development of Ballet.
Founder and Art Director of Context. Diana Vishneva, the international contemporary choreography festival (since 2013).
Founder of Studio Context, her own dancing studio in the New Holland, St. Petersburg (since 2017).
In 25 years of her creative career, Diana Vishneva has danced about 70 roles. The dancer’s repertoire includes works of the most significant choreographers of the past and the present.
Winner of Prix de Lausanne (1994), first winner of Marvelous Isadora (1995), awardee of Benois de la Danse and Golden Spotlight (both in 1996), Golden Mask (in 2001, 2009, and 2013), winner of the Russian Federation State Prize (2000), National Artist of the Russian Federation (2007).